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May 13, 2020

Everytown, Moms Demand Action: Armed Intimidation Never Has A Place In Political Debates – Especially During A Public Health Crisis

Ahead of Thursday’s Third Armed Demonstration At Michigan Statehouse, there have been Reports of Open Threats of Violence against Governor Whitmer and Police  NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun…
May 13, 2020

Milwaukee Domestic Violence Advocate: ‘We are Self-Destructing Right Now’

On Saturday, Milwaukee leaders held a virtual event to discuss the rise in domestic violence in the city and how to prevent the other “state of emergency” of domestic violence while practicing social distancing. According to the Milwaukee Commission on…
May 12, 2020

Louisville, Indianapolis Shootings Reflect Disproportionate Impact of Police-Involved Shootings on Black Americans

In both Louisville and Indianapolis, recent shootings by police have prompted ongoing community conversations about officer-involved shootings and the disproportionate impact they have on Black Americans.In Louisville, 26-year-old Breonna Taylor was fatally shot in her home by…
May 12, 2020

Everytown Responds to House Stimulus Package Including Key Suicide Prevention Measures, Domestic Violence Prevention Measures, and Voter Access Provisions

NEW YORK –– Today, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, a part of Everytown’s grassroots network, responded to the inclusion of key suicide prevention measures, domestic violence prevention provisions, expansion of VOCA victim assistance…
May 12, 2020

Everytown to Invest at Least $5 Million in “Gun Sense Majority: Arizona” Electoral Initiative, Mobilize Grassroots Army to Elect Gun Sense Candidates Up and Down the Ballot

Gun Sense Majority: Arizona Will Work to Defeat Trump in Arizona, Elect Mark Kelly, Flip State Legislature to Gun Sense Majority, and Defend U.S. House Majority, Focusing Heavily on Maricopa County, Where 75% of Voters Consider a Candidate’s Position on…
May 12, 2020

Gun Violence in Texas Persists During Coronavirus Pandemic

Two separate shootings in Texas this weekend highlight how the gun violence epidemic has persisted amid the coronavirus pandemic. In Fort Worth, five people were wounded – two critically – when gunfire broke out in a park…
May 12, 2020

Wednesday: Louisiana Lawmakers to Discuss Bill Forcing Cities to Allow Guns in Recreational Facilities Where Children Play

On Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., the Louisiana House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice will consider HB 140, a preemption bill that would force city-run recreational facilities to allow guns in community…
May 11, 2020

Everytown Launches New Digital Ad Calling Out North Carolina Lawmakers for Failing to Act on Gun Safety in the Year Since the Shooting At UNC Charlotte

Ads Hold Lawmakers Accountable for One Year of Inaction Since Six Students Were Shot and Two Were Killed by a Gunman at UNC CharlotteEverytown Voter Research Indicates Voters in N.C. Support Stronger Gun Laws by a…
May 11, 2020

Everytown: ATF Must Act to Regulate Ghost Guns

Untraceable “Ghost Guns” Can Be Purchased Online With No Background Check, Due to ATF’s Failure to Regulate Amid Surging Sales of Untraceable, DIY Ghost Guns, Everytown has Formally Urged…
May 8, 2020

California Moms Demand Action Hold Virtual Town Hall on City Gun Violence to Ensure Violence Intervention and Prevention Funding is Protected Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Yesterday, more than 300 Moms Demand Action volunteers were joined by Assemblymembers Mike A. Gipson and Jesse Gabriel, gun safety groups and community organizations, as well as survivors of gun violence, in a virtual town hall urging Governor Gavin Newsom…
May 8, 2020

NRA “On Life Support:” Fear Mongering to Sell Guns and Stoking Anti-Quarantine Protests

According to a new report by Mother Jones, the NRA has “sought… to stoke fear and suspicion during the country’s darkest hour,” “repeatedly pushed out alarmist messaging suggesting that the pandemic will lead to a societal…
May 8, 2020

Unintentional Shootings by Children Have Increased in March and April, New Analysis Shows

An Estimated 1.9 Million More Guns Were Sold in March and April 2020 Compared to the Same Time Period Last YearContinued Surge in Gun Sales Amid Shelter-in-Place Orders Increases Risk of Unintentional ShootingsNEW YORK — Unintentional shootings by children have…
May 7, 2020

Moms Demand Action, Everytown Call for Veto Override to Enact Common-Sense Background Check Legislation

Volunteers With the Maryland Chapter of Moms Demand Action Urge Lawmakers to Override Veto When They Reconvene This FallVeto Comes After Five People Were Shot and Killed and Two Others Were Wounded With a Shotgun During the…
May 7, 2020

Gun Safety Advocates, Former St. Louis Police Chief Speak Out Against Risky Gun Amendments Being Snuck Through the Missouri Legislature

During Short Legislative Session to Address Coronavirus, Missouri House Has Adopted Measures to Arm More Teachers, Punish Local Law Enforcement for Acting on Gun Violence, and Allow Guns in K-12 Schools Teachers, Students, Law Enforcement Representatives to Speak Out Against The…
May 7, 2020

Gangster Capitalism Podcast Uncovers New Allegations about the NRA

The second season of Gangster Capitalism, an investigative documentary C13Originals podcast hosted by Andrew Jenks, is focused on how the NRA’s “internal power struggles have exposed the group’s questionable, and possibly illegal practices which now threaten…
May 7, 2020

Everytown Adds Seasoned Veterans of Texas Politics to “Gun Sense Majority: Texas” Team

Everytown for Gun Safety Hires Jenna Royal as Texas Political Director; James Aldrete and Adrian Saenz as Special Advisers on Texas and Spanish-language MediaIn February, Everytown Announced Gun Sense Majority: Texas, an Unprecedented $8 Million Effort…
May 6, 2020

Georgia Moms Demand Action, Everytown Statement on the Shooting Death of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick

Following the release of graphic video footage, the Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s volunteer networks, today released the following statement on the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery: “While we’re…
May 6, 2020

Indiana Moms Demand Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Jake’s Law

Indiana Moms Demand Action released the following statement in honor of the 15th anniversary of the Jake Laird Law, an extreme risk law enacted in 2005 that made Indiana one of the first states in the country to enact a…
May 6, 2020

Missouri House Adopts Measures to Arm More Teachers, Punish Local Law Enforcement for Acting on Gun Violence, and Allow Guns in K-12 Schools

Last week, lawmakers returned to the statehouse for a short session to address the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of using this opportunity to address the rise in domestic violence risk since the pandemic began, the House has…
May 5, 2020

Beleaguered NRA Hit with Class Action Lawsuit

According to a new Bangor Daily News report, a former NRA member named Travis McEwen has brought a class action lawsuit against the NRA and InfoCision, the NRA’s marketing firm, “alleging they for years have used…
May 5, 2020

Everytown, Moms Demand Action Release State-by-State Analysis of Estimated Guns Sold in April 2020

Today, Everytown Released Estimates for the Number of Guns Sold In Each State in March and April 2020 Continued Surge in Gun Sales Amid Shelter-in-Place Orders Increases Risk of Gun-Related Domestic Violence, Daily Gun…
May 5, 2020

Michigan Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Tragic Flint Shooting Amid Coronavirus Altercation

The Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in response to the fatal shooting of Calvin Munerlyn, a Flint security officer killed after not allowing a…
May 4, 2020

Governor Hogan Can Close a Dangerous Loophole in Maryland’s Background Check System This Week.

Governor Hogan has an opportunity to enact landmark gun safety legislation this week by signing HB 4, a bill that would expand Maryland’s background check requirement to include all sales of shotguns and rifles. As the deadline to sign HB…
May 4, 2020

Shooting in Auburn Highlights Deadly Connection Between Gun Violence, Intimate Partner Violence

On Friday morning, a man shot and critically wounded a woman before taking his own life in a domestic-violence-related shooting in Auburn. The shooting came as domestic violence organizations in Maine and…

Did you know

Black Americans represent the majority of gun homicide victims and are 10 times more likely than white Americans to die by gun homicide.